Regular Volunteer Program

Volunteer with us, no experience required

Our volunteer programme is primarily for people who do not have a background in animal sciences, but do have an interest in wildlife and conservation – no experience needed!

Volunteers help us in field operations, in caring for our rescued animals, and are also invaluable as groups leaders and teachers, in our community outreach events, such as teaching English to local children.

Quick Facts

Volunteer tasks

  • Supporting the rescue and rehabilitation primates, felines, sloths and other wildlife animals
  • Support with cleaning enclosures
  • Preparation of food supplements and their delivery to the enclosures
  • Supporting the enrichment programs for the animals
  • Monitoring behavior of assigned species
  • Support of environmental education at RAREC, and English classes for children in neighboring schools.

As a rescue and rehabilitation center, the species that are found at the time you choose to come will not always be the same as they were at other times, nor can we promise that you will find a specific species in rehabilitation.


  • No specific experience necessary, but good team working skills are necessary
  • An interest in wildlife conservation,
  • Good listening skills and capable of following instructions
  • ≥18 years old (Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult)
  • Physically and mentally healthy and able to do physical activity in humid environment.
  • Medical insurance
  • Can be booked from 1 night to more.

IMPORTANT: You will not be allowed to enter any of the enclosures without the supervision of our staff or handle any of the animals, we have a strict no contact policy.

Included in the Regular Volunteer Program

  • All programs include the transportation outside RAREC for activities related to the program such as rescues, veterinary care, etc.
  • Stays of at least one week, include one ride on the Amazon River in a boat to spot pink river dolphins.
  • RAREC provides immediate transportation to a medical center in the event of the participant’s need, medical expenses are the responsibility of the participant.
  • Guidance and advice from the Volunteer Coordinator about activities or tours on your days off.

Included in all programs

  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). You must confirm if you have any special diet such as vegan, vegetarian, or food allergies before arrival. 
  • Very quiet work environment to perform daily activities and relax and study at night. 
  • Outdoor recreation room with fan, hammocks, movie projector, board games. 
  • Outdoor dining room with a free use kitchen, refrigerator for personal food and drinks, coffee maker and microwave. 
  • Laundry room,
  • Wi-Fi in volunteers and staff areas. 
  • Each volunteer will be provided with RAREC t-shirts and rain boots for their stay. 
  • Pick up and drop off in Iquitos Airport (just for stays from 1 week or more)
  • One boat ride on the Amazon River to see river dolphins (just for stays from 1 week or more).
  • Basic accommodation is included but you can choose to upgrade your room for an extra fee.
  • RAREC provides immediate transportation to a medical center if needed, medical expenses are the responsibility of the participant.
  • Guidance and advice of the Volunteer Coordinator for your extra activities or tours on your days-off. If your group want the Volunteer Coordinator to accompany you outside RAREC, have to take cover their expenses (transport, entrance fees and food).

Not Included in al programs

  • Volunteers are responsible for arranging and paying for their own international and national flights.
  • Transportation outside RAREC in case of personal affairs or purchases, and days-off is not included.
  • Tickets or any expenses outside RAREC are not included. 
  • Travel Visas

Common Room


Dolphin Trip (Visits of one week or more)

Volunteer with us

There are multiple options to volunteer and work with us here at RAREC. We want to offer the experience to as many people as possible, from every background and skill level. Have a read through the options below and contact us to apply!

Apply To Volunteer

Send your details to us and we’ll be in touch to confirm your volunteering and let you know the donation amount to pay before you arrive.

Please be aware that the submission of your application does not guarantee acceptance for a volunteer position, so you should avoid making any travel arrangement until you have received confirmation from us.